[UPDATE] Konami has since denied that Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 will be next-gen exclusive to the Xbox 360.[END UPDATE]
Electronic Arts announced that FIFA 07 would be coming to the Xbox 360 this morning, but the news the company wanted to emphasize was what will be running the game--the game's new engine.
The system has taken two years to develop and represents what the company says is the 'single largest investment EA has ever made in the football business'. Innovations include independent ball physics, which EA claims will create unpredictable gameplay, and players that can be recognised by their individual traits and styles of movement.
Andrew Wilson, senior producer for FIFA 07 at EA, said, 'Get ready for the first real next-gen football experience. FIFA 07 on Xbox 360 will deliver athletes that move as fluidly, as realistically, and as intuitively as athletes in real life'.
In related news, Microsoft has confirmed to GameSpot that the Xbox 360 will be the exclusive next-generation home for both FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (titled Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 in the US) for the next 12 months. The news marks a major coup for the company, since it eliminates any chance of either of the megapopular sports franchises coming to either Sony's PlayStation 3 or Nintendo's Wii until late 2007.